Once upon a time, Paul Reubens‘s character Pee-wee Herman was a huge deal. Starting off with a comedy special, graduating to a TV show, and then onto the big screen, the strange man-child character with a fondness for bow-ties and red bikes was a bonafide pop culture phenomenon. Then it all came crashing down when Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure at an adult movie theater.
While Pee-wee never reclaimed the status he once had, the figure remains a cult icon, and in 2016, Netflix revived the character with the film Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. But Reubens isn’t done with Pee-wee yet. In fact, he wants to make a dark Pee-wee Herman reboot – and he’s asked Uncut Gems filmmakers the Safdie Brothers to direct.
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Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman, has begun filming his third feature film. It’s called Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and it’ll be coming to Netflix in the future. John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City) is directing the latest road trip movie and Herman has begun blogging about the experience. He posted the first photo from the new Pee Wee movie, which you can see below, along with read some new info on the film. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Pee-wee Herman is finally ready to make his big return. Netflix has announced that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will shoot in March for release on the streaming service later this year. Paul Reubens reprises the character and serves as producer with Judd Apatow. John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City) will direct.
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We know there’s a new Pee-Wee Herman movie coming featuring work from Paul Reubens (of course) and producer Judd Apatow. The script has undergone some revisions over the past year, but we keep hearing that the film will shoot soon. Now there’s some real news, as the beginnings of a deal have been revealed that will see the new Pee-Wee Herman movie as a Netflix production, and therefore likely an exclusive to the streaming service. Read More »
Want to watch video interviews with Joss Whedon, talking Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as Zack Snyder, talking Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? How does Robert Downey Jr. feel about Tony Stark’s journey in Age of Ultron? What’s up with Spider-Man in the Marvel Comics? Why are Rocket and Groot on the cover of almost every comic book coming out? Which superhero costumes are popular in which states? What’s the connection between Pee-wee Herman and The Avengers? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
The back and forth surrounding a new Pee-Wee Herman movie feels like an elaborate prank Pee-Wee himself would be proud of. We hear it’s coming, we hear they’re close, star Paul Reubens comments, producer Judd Apatow comments, but we still don’t have anything concrete. That could change soon. Reubens is promoting the new release of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse on Blu-ray and said that news on a new Pee Wee Movie is “very imminent.” Read his full quote below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
For the past few years, we’ve been getting updates on the Pee-Wee Herman movie every so often. Mostly, they’ve just been reassurances that yes, the movie is still in the works. But the wait may be nearing an end. According to producer Judd Apatow, the feature is “pretty close” to coming together. Hit the jump for the latest dirt on the Pee-Wee Herman movie.
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We’ve heard Paul Ruebens talk about a new Pee-Wee Herman movie for years. There’s long been a script that he’s been writing and rewriting (with Paul Rust) under the watchful eye of producer Judd Apatow. But it’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything real — years, in fact. With Ruebens doing press for The Smurfs 2, however, the actor is saying that Pee-Wee should be back in force in 2014. Read More »
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YouTube, late night television and Michel Gondry all deserve spots in the trailer parody hall of fame. Gondry’s film, Be Kind Rewind, gave birth to the low budget “sweding” of trailers where people do cheap, shot by shot, remakes. Late night TV shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan have made a sport of parodying trailers for highly anticipated films and YouTube makes the consumption of these things extremely easy.
Today we have two perfect examples of where those parody hall of famers intersect. A comedy troupe named Dumb Drum sweded the recent trailer for Iron Man 3, with hilarious results, and Jimmy Fallon got Pee-Wee Herman to voice over the trailer for Marc Forster’s World War Z, starring Brad Pitt. Check out both after the jump. Read More »
With his signature suit, voice and subversive family nature, Pee-Wee Herman has been a pop culture mainstay for decades. Even when the actor portraying him, Paul Reubens, had a bit of a run in with the law, fans still clamored for more Pee-Wee, rabidly watching his old specials, TV shows and movies. In 2010, Pee-Wee jumped back in the spotlight with a live Broadway show and he’s even got a new movie in the works with Judd Apatow. Like it or not, Pee-Wee Herman is an icon.
With that in mind, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is hosting a tribute art exhibit for everyone’s favorite bow-tied man child appropriate called I Know You Are, But What Am I? It opens Friday July 29 from 7-10 p.m. at their Venice. CA location and will be on display through August 19. After the jump, see a bunch of art from the show and find out all the pertinent information. Read More »